Hrithik Roshan Box Office Analysis: Hits, Flops, Blockbusters

Hrithik Roshan made his debut in Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai more than 14 years ago in the year 2000. He took the industry and the nation by storm in what will be remembered as the biggest debut for an actor in the history of Indian Cinema. He followed it up with Fiza and Mission Kashmir, the latter released alongside a big film like Mohabbatein and managed to beat it on its opening day.

It was all downhill since then, but the superstar made a strong comeback with Koi Mil Gaya in 2003. Since then, he hasn’t looked back.

The fact that Rakesh Roshan has given Hrithik three of the biggest hits of his career, has resulted in a section of the media (including fans on social media) labelling him as an actor who clicks only in films directed by his father. But with just 18 films in his 14 year old career, Hrithik has a fantastic record even in films that have not been directed by his father.

Hrithik in Koi Mil Gaya

Hrithik Roshan in Koi Mil Gaya

Out of the 14 films that were not directed or produced by Rakesh Roshan, 5 were hit or better and 2 were average grossers. Since 2003 after the release of Koi Mil Gaya, out of 7 non-Filmkraft films, 4 films have achieved hit (or better) status.

As his fans and the general public await the release of his 20th film Bang Bang, we analyse the career of the actor:

MovieRelease DateCollections (in crore)Verdict
Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai14 Jan 200044.79Blockbuster
Fiza8 Sep 200014.58Average
Mission Kashmir27 Oct 200023.14Average
Yaadein27 Jul 200114.45Flop
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham14 Dec 200147Blockbuster
Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage19 Apr 20029.45Flop
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum10 May 20028.05Flop
Mujhse Dosti Karoge!9 Aug 200212.9Flop
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon27 Jun 200317.3Flop
Koi Mil Gaya8 Aug 200348.1Super Hit
Lakshya18 Jun 200423.5Below Average
Krrish23 Jun 200672.5Blockbuster
Dhoom 224 Nov 200682.3Blockbuster
Jodhaa Akbar15 Feb 200862.8Hit
Kites20 May 201048.30Flop
Guzaarish19 Nov 201032Flop
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara15 Jul 201193Super Hit
Agneepath26 Jan 2012122Super Hit
Krrish 31 Nov 2013244All Time Blockbuster
Bang Bang2 Oct 2014181Hit
Mohenjo Daro12 Aug 201660Disaster
21 movies17 years1261.16 croreAverage: 60 cr per film
  • Disasters – 0
  • Flop – 7
  • Below Average – 1
  • Average – 2
  • Above Average – 0
  • Semi Hit – 0
  • Hits – 1
  • Super Hit – 3
  • Blockbusters – 4
  • All Time Blockbusters – 1
  • Success Ratio (Above average or better) – 47% (will be 50% if Bang Bang does above average or better business)

A few interesting points

  • Since 2003, Hrithik’s success ratio is the third best after Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
  • Most of his films that are mass-friendly go on to be huge blockbusters. Out of his 9 films that have worked, 3 were super hits, 4 blockbusters and one all time blockbuster. A historical film like Jodhaa Akbar is his only ‘hit’.
  • Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya and Dhoom 2 were the highest grossers in 2000, 2003 and 2006 respectively. Since 2000, he shares the second-best record for the year’s highest grosser with Aamir Khan (Ghajini, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3) and Shahrukh Khan (Devdas, Veer Zaara, Om Shanti Om). Only Salman Khan has a better record – No Entry (extended special appearance), Dabangg, Bodyguard and Ek Tha Tiger were all highest grossers of the year.
  • The combined force of Hrithik, Salman, SRK and Aamir have the year’s highest grosser for every year since 2000, with 2001 being the only exception when Gadar – Ek Prem Katha released in theatres. Only Hrithik has been able to compete with the Khans and match them at the domestic box office.

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99 Comments

  • my super hero hrithik . l love him. his all films are super hit for me . my fov films…..
    kaho na pyar hair, koi mil gya , kriss , kriss 3 , dhoom 2 , agnipath , mujhse dosti karogi , fija, ye jindgi na milegi dobara , aap mujhe achche lagne leg. jodha Akbar , bang bang, etc.

  • . l love u.. hrithik.his all films are super hit for me . my fov films…..
    kaho na pyar hair, koi mil gya , kriss , kriss 3 , dhoom 2 , agnipath , mujhse dosti karogi , fija, ye jindgi na milegi dobara , aap mujhe achche lagne leg. jodha Akbar , bang bang, etc.

  • He is most versatile actor and one. Thing to say if Hollywood has brad pitt .. We have Hrithik.
    awsome apart frm that my favorites movies are
    guzaarish

    lakshya

    koi mil gaya

  • Hrithik Roshan is the best actor in India his work in dhom2, bang bang, krissh series is appreciable looking forward for your movies Hrithik

  • Hrithik Roshan well known for as Greek God is my favourite actor.I watched maximum movies of Hrithik Roshan. Wish you Hrithik a very very happy Bday
    and wish your all upcoming movies will be super dooper hit.Hrithik’s following movies is my favourite Science fiction Superhero movies ! Koi mil gaya , Krrish, ,Krrish 3 .

  • All things are good.. but you hadnt mentioned that since 2000 Hr won 4 best actor for filmfare which is equal to srk!! Also dhoom 2 was all time bloclbuster movie beats gadar.

  • only Yadain movie is bad. Hiritik roshan is very good hero. he is working very hard all movie. hrithik roshan upcoming movie mohan jodhado is blockbaster. business is 300 cr.

  • Thank u Greek God my favourite Hrithik Roushan l am proud to be ur fan u are the only actor in bollywood who thinks different from others and your movie alwyas gives different things to learn from the movie of each and you also have a great record of winning the best actor and male debut compare to others u are great and you; Will be the King of bollywood;/;@@@@Krishna/: last all your movie is the best at time.

  • Hritik roshan is the best dance and best actor
    Hritik roshan’s all movie super duper hit I love u Hritik roshan very much

  • Hrithik roshan is a superstar of indian cinema. ..
    He is super dancer…
    Fabulous personality….
    & most importantly great acting…
    An undisputed and only super hero of india according to me…

  • Hrithik sir I love you…….from pakistan… I’m a biggest fan of you…..from the film zindagi na mile gi dobara. You act awesome……

  • Hrithik I am always like you. Your all files are super hit according to me. I want meet you. My all family member like you. And god bless you for your all next movies.

  • The man can act, he is one hell of a dancer, and OH GOD so easy on the eyes because he is simply beautiful to look at, none of those things where handed to him, he has worked hard to act, to dance and to look amazing. Yes he may have had some assistance being in a family in the industry BUT the cretid is his for taking the oportunity and running with it , taking it to a higher level. India should be very proud of her actors, in particular H Roshan who has proven he can be very versatile and take on almost any character and do it with real dedication and talent. I wish him the best, and hope to see many more of his work. I am a fan and hope he takes on even more challeging and out of the box roles to play.

  • the only actor who overshadowed allthe khans in the very first film a very gud dancer a very gud actor zbardast personality a very gud human being very experimental film like guzarish koi mil gaya does not need publicitya great actionstunt a perfect actor in all sense

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